Lamborghini no longer produces Murcielagos, so it was a bit surprising to see a Japanese tuning company make headlines for dressing one up. Make no mistake about it, if you’re carrying this set-up, you’re more than welcome to occupy our time.
Coming from the folks over at LB Performance is this military-themed program called "T-02" for the once-mighty Italian supercar. In keeping with the imposing look for the Murcielago, LB Performance decked the exotic with a body kit that comes with a slew of new components. There’s a new front bumper spoiler and a bumper type II. There’s a new front diffuser type II, side skirts and side diffusers.
Over at the back, the Japanese tuner installed a new carbon fiber wing an optional diffuser. Rounding the program of are four 20-inch LB forged wheels that have been custom-finished to mesh well with the military-inspired look of the Murcielago, a carbon fiber eyeliner and entrance mall, side military decals, and last but certainly not least, an LB original valve exhaust system.
If you followed us in the past few months, you have likely noticed that when it comes about cars, gold has become the new black. With this in mind, SR Auto Group has designed a Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV.
SR Auto Group teamed up with PUR Wheels and equipped the supercar with a set of Monaco Gold wheels, which are sized 19 inches up front and 20 inches at the rear. Even better, this particular Aventador features the first set of Monaco Gold PUR 8IGHT’s ever produced.
You have to admit; the gold fits the wheels perfectly and works in perfect harmony with the car’s white exterior paint and numerous carbon fiber elements.
Under the hood, the Murcielago keeps its usual 6.5-liter V-12 engine that delivers a total of 670 horsepower. The Super Veloce hits 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds and can hit a top speed of 212 mph, so we have no issue with SR Auto Group not touching the engine.
A standard Lamborghini Murcielago SV is powered by a 670 HP V12 engine, making it the most powerful Murcielago ever built. That being said, there are tuners out there that feel as though it can do much better. One of these tuners is Covert Tuning Dynamics who have unveiled the LP2000-2 SVTT tuning package, also known as "The Stig."
As its name suggests, the LP2000-2 SV has increased the V12’s output from the standard 670 HP to an impressive 2,000 HP. While the tuner didn’t reveal how this amazing increase was obtained, the TT in the title makes us think that a pair of twin-turbos are the culprit. The car is also 550 lbs lighter than the standard SV, which, along with the power increase, should make for amazing performance numbers from this monster.
We would have gone for a sleek and sexy black exterior, other than the purity of a white finish, but other than that, all we can say is WOW!
Hit the jump for a video of the Lamborghini LP2000-2 SVTT.
No matter what kind of car someone drives, they always want something that is faster and better. The good ol’ Murcielago was the car to own when it first debuted, but then the Lamborghini Aventador appeared and many forgot about the Murcielago, unless you just so happen to own one. Fear not, Murcielago owners, EVS Motors is here to put some more pep in your step with a new tuning package that reinvents the look of your supercar. It can’t transform it into an Aventador, but customers can still take a step up from the standard model.
This bright yellow Murcielago belongs to a chap in Houston who wanted to make his standard Murcielago look like the more powerful SuperVeloce version. This was achieved with a new front bumper, new side skirts, a new rear bumper with large diffuser, and a new rear wing. This impressive package is completed by a new set of gloss black ADV5.0 Deep Concave wheels, sized 19" up front and 20" at the rear, offered by ADV.1 Wheels. The paint job was done by Royal Collision who did a very nice combination of yellow and black.
The Italian Stampede sounds as if it is a horrific running of wild bulls that includes lots of carnage and body parts. Well, in reality, it is a wonderful collection of various Italian supercars “racing” from Los Angeles to Monterey, California. Why Monterey? Well, that just so happens to be where the Concorso Italiano is being held.
This year, there is a special entrant leading the pack and that is a 2006 Lamborghini Murcielago wrapped in matte pink from front to rear and top to bottom. So why in the world is this Lamborghini all in pink? Well, the Lamborghini Club America is holding a Gala on Saturday to help support breast cancer awareness and this car is to help draw attention to both the Gala and the seriousness of breast cancer awareness.
We spoke with Andrew Romanowski, the President of the Lamborghini Club America and owner of this wrapped Lambo, and he let us know that it was not only the Lamborghini Club America involved in this great benefit, but Al & Ed’s Autosound and Protective Film Solutions also had a large hand in making this car a possibility.
While we had him on the phone, Andrew let us in on a little more info about the car. It is a 2006 model with an aftermarket exhaust system. We didn’t get into power numbers, as he was at the Concorso Italiano and we didn’t want to keep him from the droves of folks asking about this fantastic car and cause, but we assume this system would add about 10 to 15 extra ponies to its already stout 6.2-liter V-12 engine that pumps out 580 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and 479 pound-feet of torque at 5,400 rpm.
Hats off to the folks at Lamborghini Club America, Al & Ed’s, and Protective Film Solutions for creating such an awesome car and supporting a great cause. You can see a video of the wrap being put on after the jump.
The Lamborghini Murcielago may no longer be in production, but a certain German tuner is determined to keep the spirit of the once-mighty Italian super car alive and well.
DMC Tuning has prepared an extensive styling and performance kit for the 1st generation Murcielago, no small feat considering the car first entered production in 2001 and moved on in 2006 to become the LP640. But apparently, DMC Tuning didn’t mind working on the project, and to their credit, they built a program that should make Murcielago owners stand up and take notice.
The first order of business was building the new aero kit, which was done while trying to give the car better downforce. DMC used carbon fiber to redesign the front and rear bumpers while also adding a glass engine cover and a rear wing spoiler. Inside, expect a host of modifications as well, particularly the use of high-grade leather and carbon fiber.
From there, it was on to engine modifications with the German tuner putting in twelve single intake throttle plates, one for each cylinder. A host of components were also replaced, including gasoline pumps, pressure modulators, and injection nozzles, while the crankshafts were customized so they could into the new components. Finally, DMC went and reprogrammed the engine electronics while also adding an electronic load pressure control system.
DMC didn’t mention the Murcielago’s new numbers, but judging from the name of the program - LP700 - we’d venture a guess that the output is now 700 horsepower.
If that’s the case, then that’s exactly what the Murcielago’s successor, the Lamborghini Aventador, is capable of producing. Pretty impressive, if you ask us.
If for some reason you see a Lamborghini Murcielago look the part of a fire department vehicle complete with emergency lights on its roof, don’t confuse it for a novelty car; it was actually built to be. At least according to the dudes that made it, the "world’s only Lamborghini Rapid Response Unit."
Yep. You just the words ’Lamborghini’ and ’Rapid Response Unit’ in the same quotation marks. This Murcielago was built by Martino Auto Concepts from Glen Cove, New York as a way to pay homage to the Glen Cove Fire Department for their 175th year of service to the community.
The Murcielago comes dressed to look like a service vehicle, complete with GFCD badging - that’s the Glen Cove Fire Department - and a plethora of fire department-relative livery. Even better, it also has a set of emergency lights on its roof, adding more flavor to what we obviously think is already a fantastic Italian supercar.
Power modifications were left out, but the Murcielago still carries a piece of work for an engine. Under its hood, you’re going to find a 6.5-liter V12 engine that produces upwards of 600 horsepower.
A magnificent blast from the past gets a twin turbo setup and there’s no way we weren’t going to spread it around like wild fire. Robert Himler, creator of the titillating videos of his Underground Racing-tuned Lamborghini Gallardo, has moved on to a bigger and better project: the Lamborghini 670-4 SV Twin Turbo. The project is currently under development, but it is supposed to be ready by March 2012 and aims to be "the world’s fastest and best Lamborghini."
The biggest change for the special Murcielago will be its new RWD system, and not the AWD on the standard LP 670-4 SV. Himler opted to remove the front differentials, half-shafts, and torque tube - all of which allowed for a 125lbs reduction of the car’s weight. The secondary cats and muffler were also removed and the weight was then reduced by 89 lbs. The next part of the transformation was the addition of a pair of turbochargers resulting in an output of more than 1000 RWHP, blasting the standard 670 HP out of the water.
The Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV Twin Turbo’s step by step build is getting posted on its very own Facebook page, but we’ll keep updating the progress here as well! For now, hit the jump to watch the car being driven by a very hot girl.
Titles can be a little deceiving. At first we thoght this tuning sensation was quite possibly a new ride in the Need for Speed franchise, but it’s actually a project completed by Need4Speed Motorsports, a tuning firm based out of Glendale, California with over 20 years of combined experience in the wheel and tire industry. This tuning masterpiece is based on the Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster and includes a lightweight body kit and, of course, a killer set of new wheels.
The Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster by Need4Speed Motorsports includes a body kit made entirely of carbon fiber, with the exception of the steel roof and door panels. The interior also gets carbon Fiber trim with an optional carbon fiber engine brace. The car sits on a new set of HRE 590 R 19×8.5 front and 20×13 rear wheels that were actually custom painted in Arancio paint and combined with carbon fiber brakes. The car will also be equipped with a double wishbone suspension with coil springs, gas dampers, and an anti-roll bar.
No engine upgrades were provided for the Lamborghini, but the Roadster already comes packed with a powerful 6,192cc V12 engine producing 580 hp at 7500 rpm and a maximum torque of 479 lbs-ft at 5400 rpm. It can sprint 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, while top speed goes up to an impressive 199mph.
Hit the jump for a video of the Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster by Need4Speed Motorsports.
While its become obvious that Lamborghini has become more aggressive in promoting the new Aventador supercar as their flagship model, a lot of people still haven’t forgotten about the supercar the Aventador replaced.
For a lot of us, the Lamborghini Murcielago is still a sentimental favorite. PUR Wheels, a US-based wheels specialist, is one of those that still hold the Murcielago in high regard, particularly the special edition Murcielago LP670-4 Super Veloce.
The American tuning company specializes in building custom wheels for some of the world’s most famous exotic cars and for the Murcielago LP670-4 SV, PUR Wheels made sure to dress up the supercar with only the best set of wheels in the market. In this particular case, the custom wheels offer a perfect contrast to the chameleon-like Green and Pink Pearlescent exterior finish, which may seem like an odd color combination for a car of this stature, but has turned this supercar into a true piece of Italian beauty.
As far as the powertrain is concerned, the Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 is powered by an upstanding 6.5-liter V12 engine that produces a mouth-watering 670 horsepower. It also boasts of a 0-60 mph sprint time of just 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 212 mph.
If a car is capable of performance figures like that and look sexy as hell while doing it, then it doesn’t matter whether the model is gone or not.
Now that the Aventador has up and replaced Lamborghini’s steadfast seller - the Murcielago - tuners are now sharpening their fangs and sinking them into projects for the gone but not forgotten model. For those that liked SR Auto Group’s rendition of the Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce, but failed to have an SV model waiting for the transformation, meet Lamborghini-tuning extraordinaire, DMC. This German tuner has created an upgrade package for the Lamborghini Murcielago that converts the standard supercar to the top of the line Super Veloce model.
The package starts off with the usual array of exterior modifications, including new bumpers, an integrated rear diffuser, and a large rear wing, all of which are made of carbon fiber. Topping off the exterior look is a new set of wheels and more carbon fiber goodies for the interior.
Not one to leave well enough alone, DMC pumped up the supercar’s V12 engine from an output of 572 HP to 600 HP and 353 lb-ft of torque to 365 lb-ft. Not exactly the 670 HP and 490 lb-ft of torque found in the actual SuperVeloce model, but we’re sure customers will take what they can get. That added grunt was provided with an ECU remap and the DMC stainless sports rear silencer and sport metallic catalytic converter bring forth a sportier sound.
Project Veneto by SR Auto Group started its life as a "simple" Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce. It probably had no idea that once the head honchos in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy were finished with its design, a tuning firm like SR Auto Group would swoop in and make it look like Barney.
The LP670-4 SuperVeloce is the ultimate Murcielago, so to change something like its exterior color is the most simplistic way to ruin the elegance of the vehicle. SR Auto Group sees it differently. The tuner stated, "Within a short timeframe, Project Veneto was dressed in a brand new outfit. Just like fashion, the purpose is to create stunning pieces that have all eyes locked. Project Veneto is vivid, strong, edgy, and most of all unique."
We’re not so easily convinced of the grandiose nature of this tuning project. In fact, we think the quick turnover of the Project Veneto was the fastest way to bastardize an otherwise beautiful supercar. Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
Japanese tuning company, Liberty Walk Performance, is a household name in the Japanese tuning scene. With their works finding their way on the Web, these guys are well on their way to being recognized the world over as a pretty bad ass company.
Known for their works on exotic supercars, LWP has come out with a new kit for the Lamborghini Murcielago called the ’LB-R Zero Fighter’. The styling kit features a new paint scheme that was inspired by Zero Fighter planes from World War II. The military theme of the whole LB Performance Type 2 body kit also features camouflage-themed seats on the interior with the calipers given the same treatment. In addition to that, the car also comes with a set of Werfen GT-04 wheels with similar camo pattern barrels.
As far as performance upgrades go, LWP left the supercar’s powertrain untouched, opting to keep the Murcielago’s 6.5-liter V12 engine the same. Can’t say we blame them, considering that on its own, the supercar is already capable of producing 631 horsepower at 8000 rpm and 487 lb/ft at 6000 rpm.
With most programs for the Murcielago, LWP’s project is a unique military take on a modern-day exotic that figures to get much more attention than a stock Murcielago ever could.
The departed Murcielago is no longer part of Lamborghini’s future, but it certainly doesn’t mean that we’ve seen the last of this highly popular supercar. That much you can be sure of when tuning companies like Wheelsandmore are still around.
The German tuning firm famous for some pretty sick projects in the past have outdone themselves yet again with their new program for the Murcielago LP670-4 SV. The project is fittingly called the Murcielago Final Edition, a nice homage to the recently discontinued Lamborghini supercar. And in choosing what type of Murcielago to work on, Wheelsandmore opted for the grand-daddy of them all, the Super Veloce.
The fact that there’s only 350 units of this kind in the world already makes the Super Veloce a rare piece of Lamborghini, but Wheelsandmore’s program for the supercar adds another element of exclusivity. Aesthetically, the changes include dressing up the car in an olive green color scheme with matching skull logos on both sides of the door. We’re not entirely sure what the skull logos are doing there, but we’re also not about to question these guys on their own project.
Hit the jump to read the major highlights of the Lamborghini Murcielago LP720-4 Final Edition by Wheelsandmore.
Just because Lamborghini has a new toy in the Aventador, it doesn’t mean that tuning firms are beginning to turn a blind eye on the Italian automaker’s other models.
One such aftermarket company is DMC, which is on tap to introduce their latest styling package for the Murcielago LP580 GT. The overall design make-up of the Murcielago includes fitting the Italian supercar with a full carbon fiber body kit that comes with an all-new carbon fiber front fascia and a new rear bumper on the exterior of the car. Inside the Murcielago, DMC continued with the carbon fiber treatment, outfitting it with the same material to go with new custom leather upholstery.
Not one to leave behind improvements on the performance department, DMC also gave the Murcielago a little engine tweaking with the inclusion of a new stainless steel sport exhaust system and a remapped ECU unit, boosting the output of the supercar’s 6.2-liter V12 engine to 600 horsepower and a 365 lb/ft of torque, a jump up of 28 ponies and 12 lb/ft of torque from the standard model.
It’s not the biggest performance upgrade we’ve seen for a Murcielago, but combined with all the carbon fiber goodies given to the exterior and interior of the car, the overall package looks mighty impressive on our end.
SR Auto Group gets its kicks from transforming luxury exotics into more aggressive and beastly machines like the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560 ’Erebos’ and the Audi R8 V10 Project Valkyrie. Their newest project launched "with the idea of going all out with no restraints" and they used this philosophy to transform the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 under the ’Ballistic’ project.
The Murcielago ’Ballistic’ received its edgy styling from the Premier 4509 package that includes a new front bumper, rear spoiler, and rear diffuser. SR Auto Group then finished off the look with a matte black exterior finish and a new set of 20" PUR 2WO design wheels. The tuning firm isn’t about challenging the power outputs provided by Lamborghini so the ’Ballistic" utilizes the Murcielago’s 6.5L V12 engine cranking out 631 HP at 8000 rpm and 487 lb-ft at 6000 rpm.
"Adapting our minimalistic approach with an out of the park kit that redefines the look of Project Ballistic was not a easy task to accomplish. The Premiere 4509 kit was the perfect way to complete this task. A mix of carbon fiber flowing with the glimmering gloss black exterior was definitely a sight of beauty."
Somebody once told us that when you already have a good thing, it’s best to leave it the heck alone, especially if that ’good thing’ happens to be a matte purple wrapped Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce.
Then again, nobody said anything about making a good thing better. While we have always professed our undying love for supercars decked in matte wrapping, our jaws almost fell to the floor when we caught sight of this spectacular beaut.
Apparently, the owner of this Murcielago SuperVeloce decided that matte wrapping just wouldn’t be enough to highlight his glorious Italian bull of a supercar. So he decided to get rid of the matte and have his supercar wrapped in a purple chrome foil. And we’re not even paying that much attention to the set of ADV.1 Deep Concave ADv05 wheels the Murcielago is sitting on. We love the wheels too, by the way.
But the shining purple chrome look of this Murcielago is what really sets it apart from a lot of fancy-colored Lamborghinis we’ve seen in the past. In the words of Charlie Sheen, this Murcielago SuperVeloce is definitely WINNING!
Back in 2006, Lamborghini unveiled the Murcielago LP640, a model powered by a 6.5 liter V12 engine with an output of 640 HP. Shortly after, EDO Competition unveiled the LP710 /2 based off of that same model. This Murcielago became the world’s fastest with a bump up from 640hp to 710hp, but that stay at the top was bound to be limited. Now, the German tuner has prepared an even powerful version of the Murcielago LP640.
The V12 engine found in the Lamborghini has been updated to deliver a total of 750 HP and 546 ft-lb of torque, while the sprint from 0 to 60 mph is now made in 3.1 seconds. It’s top speed goes up to an impressive 226 mph which is a considerable improvement over the LP710’s top speed of 219 mph achieved on the Papenburg high speed test track.
Hit the jump to read more about the Edo Competition LP750
Platinum Motorsport has certainly been a permanent fixture on our pages the past couple of months, but their tuning packages for a variety of vehicles certainly call for that kind of attention. It’s not that their kits are extravagantly over the top - actually they are quite simple - it’s because it’s the simplicity in their style that make these vehicles stand out above the rest. And their package for the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 is another example of this.
The package for the LP640 includes a Premier 4509 kit and a new set of 20" Maya wheels painted in black. The exterior kit includes a new front bumper, new side pods, a new rear bumper, and a new rear deck spoiler. And whether you choose matte black or glossy black for the exterior color, the car looks amazing.
In fact, the car was amazing enough to catch the attention of a little rapper by the name of Mann, who, along with 50 Cent, featured the Lamborghini LP640 in the music video "Buzzin."
Driving a Lamborghini Murcielago is sure to make everyone around you green with envy, but that’s not your problem. In fact, why not revel in the fact that you have a Lamborghini by making some small adjustments to make your charging bull that much better? In the latest tuning kit provided by Vitt Performance, this supercar gets given quite a treatment in the form of two different body kits.
The two body kits provided by the Japanese tuner include a new front bumper, two new side skirts, a new rear fender, and a new rear bumper. Customers can also receive a GT Wing made of carbon fiber, and a muffler cutter and a rear wing made from FRP for a few extra bucks. The options for this package come in the form of the materials used for the body kit. These accessories come in a choice of full carbon fiber or FRP (fiber reinforced plastic). The FRP is probably about six times the price of the carbon fiber, but you have to pay for extravagance.
Unicate may not be a familiar tuning firm, but their tuning package for the 2009 Lamborghini Murcielago will definitely put them on the map. The "Yeniceri Edition" Murcielago was given a distinct look to pay tribute to an elite fighting troop of soldiers from the Ottoman Empire that bear the same name. Apparently the mere mention of the name would "strike fear into the hearts of anyone that heard it." Serious stuff.
The fear and panic caused by the Yeniceri has translated into a bold and menacing package for the Murcielago, complete with a matte black exterior paint job, a set of 20" "ConcavTen" wheels with a chrome outer lip and a matte black inner lip, and a new exhaust system that has increased the engine’s output by 20 HP. Wheels for the supercar have been upgraded to 10.5x20 with a full 4 inch outer lip and 285/25 ZR 20 tires on the front and a massive 13.5x21 with a 6 inch outer lip and 375/25 ZR 21 on the rear. The vehicle has also been lowered by one inch to give off an even more fierce look.
Full story as well as the press release after the jump.